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The UK's EU Referendum Introduced

The UK's EU Referendum Introduced Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Updated 07 Apr 2016
Start here for some general information about the UK's upcoming EU Referendum.

Why Brexit would be bad for employment rights

Why Brexit would be bad for employment rights Copyright free image Copyright free: Pexels
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Mar 2016
What has the EU done for employment rights, and what do we stand to lose or gain if we leave the EU?

Could President Trump do what Candidate Trump promises in the struggle against Islamic State?

Could President Trump do what Candidate Trump promises in the struggle against Islamic State? Creative commons image Tony Webster under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Mar 2016
Donald Trump has been explaining how - were he to become President - he would "win" against Islamic State. But if he turns his stump pledges into...

How do you read a person their rights when English isn't their first language?

How do you read a person their rights when English isn't their first language? Creative commons image Steve Rhodes under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Feb 2016
A new set of guidelines offers law enforcement officers ways to ensure language skills aren't a bar to understanding your rights when arrested.

What did it mean to be found guilty by joint enterprise?

What did it mean to be found guilty by joint enterprise? Creative commons image M Zhu under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Feb 2016
How "joint enterprise" could lead to people being jailed for murder even when they didn't directly kill anyone.

Why has Antonin Scalia's death set off a battle for the US Supreme Court?

Why has Antonin Scalia's death set off a battle for the US Supreme Court? Creative commons image US Mission In Geneva under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Feb 2016
Almost as soon as news of Justice Antonin Scalia's death came through, Democrats and Republicans started to trade insults over the process of...

EU Referendum - Sovereignty

EU Referendum - Sovereignty Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Updated 09 Feb 2016
Explore the issues surrounding sovereignty in the EU Referendum debate, including global trade, currency, two speed union and the parliament veto.

EU Referendum - Economy

EU Referendum - Economy Creative commons image The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
Updated 09 Feb 2016
Explore the issues surrounding economy in the EU Referendum debate, including the internal market, money, global trade and national policies.

What's your verdict?

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What's your verdict? Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Feb 2016
What exactly is 'justice'? Follow our fictional case and see if you can make judgements based on the facts as they are presented to you

The Prosecutors

The Prosecutors Copyrighted image Copyright: Gold Star Productions/BBC
Updated 22 Jan 2016
The Prosecutors focuses on how our criminal justice system works by following various prosecutions from start to finish. The series from BBC...

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 May 2016
If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject from a UK university or recognised overseas university, you can...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 01 May 2016
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 May 2016
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Diploma of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Duration 2400 hours Updated 01 May 2016
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 May 2016
Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move. If you want to practise law professionally, a law degree is a...

BA (Honours) Business Studies

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BA (Honours) Business Studies Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Duration 3600 hours Updated 01 May 2016
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...

An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

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An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland Copyrighted image Copyright: iStock
Introductory level Duration 150 hours Updated 01 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Investigate key areas of the Scottish legal system, including laws relating to employment and children, and consider the role of the Scottish...

The law dissertation

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The law dissertation Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 May 2016 Register by 21 Oct 2016
The Law Dissertation is the final element of the LLM and will support you in completing a research project based on your previous LLM studies.

Law: ownership and trusteeship: rights and responsibilities

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Law: ownership and trusteeship: rights and responsibilities Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 01 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
This course examines the Foundations of Legal Knowledge in land law, and equity and trusts, looking at a variety of issues concerning ownership and...

Exploring legal meaning

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Exploring legal meaning Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 01 May 2016 Register by 21 Oct 2016
This course explores the place and meaning of law in the modern world and provides a broad understanding of how law works in different contexts.